Our Virtual Walk for the Centre was a “rainy day” success! Umbrellas in hand, under grey skies and through drizzling rain, three St. Matthew’s Team walkers, Elizabeth Kent, Randi Goddard and Judith Maxwell walked for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre, raising $2,040.00. The rain did not dampen our spirits! We give a warm thank you to all our benefactors who inspired us. The atmosphere was joyful with colour, vivid and wet. We walked in celebration of our solidarity, feeding the hungry in Centretown. The total proceeds for the Walk exceeded our goal of $40,000. We raised $43,000.00.
This generous fund raiser will provide much needed food resources for our Centretown neighbours who have lost jobs, cutback hours of employment and rising food costs due to the Covid pandemic. The Food Centre relies on donations and volunteers to survive and to serve. The mission of Centretown Churches Social Action Committee is to unite Christians of all denominations through joint participation in social projects and prayer.
With our mandate to alleviate poverty in our community we create social justice through Centretown Emergency Food Centre. The Centre is open three days a week and served 6,105 people bags of prepackaged food in 2020. CCSAC has fiduciary responsibility for CEFC and raises the awareness of poverty in our community.
Through our Outreach committee we fund other initiatives on behalf of our poor. Such as funding for sleeping bags, hygiene products and warm winter jackets for local shelters and drop-in Centres. In 1967 we were nine churches with a vision for social action in our community. We are 54 years later and 22 churches strong, uniting Christian denominations in prayer and service in Centretown. Thank you for your support. We need your help and collaboration.